Math skills questionable with adults and politics
To the editor:
I appreciate that the Journal shares editorials from across the state with us. I question the math in (the Aug. 10) example from Evansville.
The Courier & Press quotes a Reuters/Ipsos poll which found that 36 percent of voters believe (Mitt) Romney’s plan for the economy is better while 31 percent believe Obama’s policies are better.
Then the writer says “it looks like about two-thirds of the voters don’t believe either one.”
My math says that if one-third favor Romney and one-third favor Obama, that leaves only one-third who don’t favor either (two-thirds do believe one or the other). I understand why the public doesn’t trust the math skills of many adults today.
Keith A. Brown